About YouthBiz

Photofly members Jack and Ethan, 7th graders at Skinner Middle School, show off their impressive prototype.

Continuum of Programming

YouthBiz exists to advance the social and economic prosperity of youth through the study and practice of entrepreneurship.  Through hands-on programs and real-life experiences, young people participate in all levels of entrepreneurship, from learning the basics of developing a business idea to marketing and selling a real product.

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Learning 21st Century Skills

YouthBiz teaches 21st Century Skills in a hands-on way.  Students learn critical thinking, collaboration, communication, information literacy, initiative, creativity, and accountability.  It is our promise that all youth who successfully complete our programming will leave with the following:

  • Increased income and earning potential
  • Increased academic achievement
  • Increased resiliency
  • Increased connection to community
  • Increased abilities in: Problem Solving, Collaboration, Salesmanship, Self-Awareness
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Why Entrepreneurship

Studies demonstrate that entrepreneurship education helps students from all different backgrounds develop skills that will help them in school and in life.  Middle school is a perfect time to introduce these concepts.

Read more about how YouthBiz programs empower youth and fill a void in entrepreneurship education.

Next Steps

  • Learn about why entrepreneurship education is important.
  • Discover the variety of YouthBiz programs.
  • Read about the roots of YouthBiz.
  • See youth entrepreneurs in action.
  • Register your school.
  • Sign up for a class or camp.
  • Contact us for more information.

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Vice President, YouthBiz

Anna Leer
aleer@yacenter.org
303-320-3251